Due to ongoing climate change, which is itself linked to explodin' carbon based fuels at the pleasure and leisure of carbon based life forms, our planet is being terraformed along more interesting lines...
NOAA predicts two or three hurricanes to hit U.S.
Frank Lepore of the National Hurricane Center said scientists were looking at warmer ocean temperatures as a
"The issue, really, this year is the anomalously warm sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic," Lepore said.
What do we win?
Hurricane Winds Reach 135 Mph, Forcing Florida Keys Evacuations
Hurricane Dennis strengthened overnight into the strongest storm ever this early in the Atlantic hurricane season, forcing mandatory evacuations in parts of the Florida Keys.
Florida (is) still recovering and rebuilding after a devastating storm season last year (...) A record four hurricanes -- Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne -- struck the state last year and caused almost $23 billion in property damage.
But guess what -- the oil industry is still recovering and rebuilding along the gulf coast as well. Maybe that is why:
Oil Rises in New York as Hurricane Dennis Heads for U.S. Gulf
"The hurricane is a major concern at the moment,'' said Gerard Burg, a minerals economist at National Australia Bank Ltd. in Melbourne. "If we see similar damage, we could see oil prices breaching $70 a barrel and could approach $80.''
$70 a barrel. Paging Michael Lynch. Cassandra on line two.
Now the fuel we burned in an obvious effort to make weather more exciting is going to cost more because OUR WEATHER IS MORE EXCITING. This recursive pattern should bootstrap paranoia for the next fifteen years or so, or at least until all the oil rigs in the gulf are sleepin' with the fishes.
Let's get busy on terraforming things back to the way they were.